Ago Ao 192 Kurier

1st Flight 1935

Military Users- Waffen-SS.

Ao 192

The AGO Flugzeugwerke was re-established at Oschersleben in 1934, with its first design a multi-purpose light-twin-engine aircraft offered against the same requirement for a light aircraft that produced the Gotha Go 146 and Siebel Fh 104.

AGO’s design, the Ao 192, was a low-winged cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction.

Ao 192

Its monocoque fuselage accommodated a crew of two pilots who sat side by side in an enclosed flight deck, while there were seats for five passengers in a separate cabin.

It was powered by two 179 kW (240 hp) Argus As 10 and had a retractable tail wheel undercarriage.

Ao 192

The first prototype made its maiden flight in mid-1935, soon being followed by a second aircraft, similar to the first.

A third prototype, with a deeper fuselage allowing an additional passenger to be carried, more powerful engines and a revised undercarriage, formed the basis for the planned Ao 192B civil transport, with versions planned to serve as light transports, ambulance aircraft and survey aircraft.

Ao 192

In addition, a number of military variants were proposed, including a light reconnaissance aircraft and a light bomber.

AGO had large orders for license built aircraft for the Luftwaffe however, with much of their wartime work involved with Focke-Wulf, and only six AGO production aircraft could be built.

Ao 192

Specifications-

Crew: 1 pilot + 1 radio operator

Capacity: 6 passengers

Length: 10.98 m (36 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 13.54 m (44 ft 5 in)

Height: 3.64 m (11 ft 11 in)

Wing area: 25.04 m2 (269.5 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,640 kg (3,616 lb)

Gross weight: 2,860 kg (6,305 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 2,950 kg (6,504 lb)

Fuel capacity: main tank:410 l (110 US gal; 90 imp gal); oil tank:38 l (10 US gal; 8.4 imp gal)

Ao 192

Power plant: 2 × Argus As 10E air-cooled inverted V-8 engine, 200 kW (270 hp) each

Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch wooden propellers, 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) diameter

Performance

Maximum speed: 335 km/h (208 mph, 181 kn) at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Cruise speed: 238 km/h (148 mph, 129 kn) at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Landing Speed: 90 km/h (56 mph; 49 kn)

Range: 1,360 km (850 mi, 730 nmi)

Endurance: 3.86 hours

Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,100 ft) on 2 engines; 1,500 m (4,900 ft) on 1 engine

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 3.2 minutes; 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 7.2 minutes; 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in 20 minutes

Wing loading: 114.05 kg/m2 (23.36 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 5.3 kg/hp

Landing run: 275 m (902 ft)

Take-off run: 235 m (771 ft)

Ao 192

Credits-

German aircraft of the First World War-Peter Laurence Gray, Owen Gordon Thetford.

The Complete Book of Fighters-Gordon Swanborough

Wikipedia.

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